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Doom (aka The Ultimate Doom)

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Ultimate_Doom.sit (5.74 MB)
MD5: 624f7d8395666c1d7f385a4a83db5499
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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ultmt-doom-mac.sit (31.46 MB)
MD5: 331d2d375d11c748983fb4f8581ea7d8
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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MD5: d25e3b06d9fb497d3b960f51ba298810
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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D2Keys.sit_.hqx (25.45 KB)
MD5: 6186d84ef3e26a49c9f6962ac6ca0cad
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, QEMU

Doom is the landmark first-person shooter by id Software 1st released as shareware for the PC in 1993. It is widely recognized for pioneering immersive 3D graphics, networked multiplayer gaming, and support for custom expansions (WADs).

When the game was finally released commercially as "The Ultimate Doom" for the Macintosh in 1995, it arrived with an additional fourth episode of 9 new levels, entitled Thy Flesh Consumed. By this time, Doom II had already made its debut on the Macintosh gaming platform.

The player takes the role of a marine (unnamed to further represent the person playing), "one of Earth's toughest, hardened in combat and trained for action", who has been incarcerated on Mars after assaulting a senior officer when ordered to fire upon civilians. There, he works alongside the Union Aerospace Corporation (UAC), a multi-planetary conglomerate and military contractor performing secret experiments on interdimensional travel. Recently, the teleportation has shown signs of anomalies and instability, but the research continues nonetheless.

Suddenly, something goes wrong and creatures from hell swarm out of the teleportation gates on Deimos and Phobos. A defensive response from base security fails to halt the invasion, and the bases are quickly overrun by monsters; all personnel are killed or turned into zombies.

A military detachment from Mars travels to Phobos to investigate the incident. The player is tasked with securing the perimeter, as the assault team and their heavy weapons are brought inside. Radio contact soon ceases and the player realizes that he is the only survivor. Being unable to pilot the shuttle off of Phobos by himself, the only way to escape is to go inside and fight through the complexes of the moon base.

  — The Doom Wiki

Try and survive the original three episodes that made Doom a household name: 27 sizzling levels of the most explosive, mutant-laden, blood-spattered battle ever. Then it really blows players away with an all-new episode: Thy Flesh Consumed. Perfect Hatred, Sever the Wicked and seven other expert levels are so incredibly tough, users will be burnt to a crisp.

  — Macintosh Multimedia & Product Registry, Volume 9, No. 4 - 1996

Highly recommended: Dan Linton's visit to id Software in 1993. The video features composer Bobby Prince giving a demo of Commander Keen and Wolfenstein 3-D, and John Romero playing an early version of Doom. Also read more at The Artful Gamer.

See also: DOOM II, Final DOOM, Total Ruin, D!ZONE MAC, Demon Gate

Architecture: 68k PPC

Minimum Requirements:
18 MB hard drive space
8-bit color
Mac OS 7.1
CD-ROM drive (2x speed recommended)

The installer on the CD image is Compact Pro based, and has issues with Mac OS 8.5 and newer. If you experience problems, you can manually install by dragging the files you need to a location on your hard drive. For example: copy "Ultimate DOOM", "DOOM.WAD" & the "Music" folder to a folder on your hard drive. It's unlikely that you will require any of the included "System Software" if your Mac is running Mac OS 7.5.5 or newer.

To run this in Mac OS X, you'll need a modern source port of the Doom engine.
A list of various OS X compatible forks and ports can be found at Doomworld.


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by MikeTomTom - 2017, November 3 - 9:07pm

I think 68k users will benefit from this the most

Thanks for doing that. Yes, it will only be useful for the users who might play the original Mac Doom 1 & 2 ports. The source ports have more advanced user settings of their own (and this will likely only work with the Lion Entertainment ports anyway).

Interesting to note that "D2Keys.sit.hqx" is not an HQX file, its a plain vanilla StuffIt archive. The .hqx suffix filename ending could have been safely removed before uploading. It's not the 1st time that I've come across archives online that are StuffIt compressed with a ".hqx" tacked on to the name for no particular reason...

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by 3371-Alpha - 2017, November 3 - 6:24pm

Done and done, Tom. Now if only we had a way to disable vertical mouse like DOS users can, it'd allow for a modern-isa WASD style controller scheme. I think 68k users will benefit from this the most since thy don't have source ports available to them.

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by MikeTomTom - 2017, November 2 - 9:25pm

In my opinion, the only serious problem with Lion Entertainment's port of DOOM is how seriously limited the control configuration is. After searching for it for a while, I found this small utility that fixes that.

Does anyone have this? If so please just add it to this page. It sounds like a useful addition.

The link compyislife has given in the post below, is not a direct DL and I just get javascript spaghetti code and not much else...

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by compyislife - 2017, October 29 - 10:34pm

In my opinion, the only serious problem with Lion Entertainment's port of DOOM is how seriously limited the control configuration is. After searching for it for a while, I found this small utility that fixes that. Here's a link, in case anyone wants it:

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by pvar - 2013, June 16 - 8:02pm

Just posted a Launcher for Doom Legacy in OSX:

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by MikeTomTom - 2013, February 13 - 5:05am

Scanned original "Ultimate DOOM Instruction Manual (for the Macintosh)" pdf, uploaded.

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by MCP - 2011, June 15 - 1:18am

Thanks. DOOM isn't exactly my favorite game but I'll archive just about anything if I find it and someone might want it. Those two collections have some overlap; I believe most of their levels were originally uploaded to online services like AOL by users.

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by MikeTomTom - 2011, June 14 - 2:35am

@MCP: I was about to make a request for Demon Gate when I saw that this was already linked to at mediafire. Great. Then I see that there is also the D!Zone add-on collection there too. This makes me double-happy - it looks like I'm in for a cracker of an evening Laughing out loud

I was also impressed by the care taken in archiving these addons, using MacZip to archive and supplying of the MD5 checksums. Many thanks.

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by j_damage•69 - 2010, December 12 - 7:55am

This game constantly keeps pausing through out playing, yet very playable but annoying. Anyone got a solution? Or experienced this?


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by IIGS_User - 2010, February 14 - 5:30pm

Manual download added. In fact, this is a PDF version of the DOCmaker readme file included in the download.

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by j_damage•69 - 2009, April 27 - 11:08pm

Hey mark, very good OS X port here.

Also see Hexen and heretic and doom 2. You can port them using this application, add the .WAD files into the interface and play away!

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by Mark (not verified) - 2009, April 27 - 9:28pm

Is there a version of Ultimate Doom for Mac OS X? Thanks!